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Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

By Lauren Ayube

Twelve year old Mimi has just moved from California to a small town in Vermont. The year is 1969, and Mimi struggles to figure out where she belongs. As the half-Black and half-Japanese new girl in school who wants to be an astronaut, Mimi wonders if she will ever be happy in her new town, and if she and her family will ever be accepted.

Full Cicada Moon

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  • Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
  • So, what are you, anyway?
  • Woodshop
  • Girls, you cannot be in here.
  • Mimi is half Black and half Japanese. As the new girl in town, she struggles to find her place amongst her peers, but never gives up her dream of becoming an astronaut and making the world a better place.
  • Woodshop
  • This story takes place in a predominantly white town in Vermont in 1969. Mimi and her parents have moved from California for her father’s job and must adapt to being a mixed race family in a town with very little diversity.
  • We will have after school clubs that anyone can join, but we can't have woodshop classes in school for girls.
  • That's fine, for now...
  • Mimi befriends Stacey. The two girls peacefully sit in the shop class and refuse to get up when the teachers tells them they can’t be there.
  • You fly now. Take the yoke.
  • Oh, thank you!
  • Mimi and Stacey are suspended, and when they get back to school, the boys are in home economics and the girls are in shop.
  • The principal agrees to start clubs for the classes after school so that anyone can join.
  • After Mimi’s family brings Mr. Dell a Thanksgiving dinner, he apologizes for how rude he has been. He takes Mimi for a ride on his plane and lets her steer.
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